August 6th, 2015 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports) By: Dalton Pence
In hopes of extending the winning streak to seven, Louisville City FC squared off with FC Montreal at Slugger Field in Louisville, KY Wednesday night. Riding a six game winning streak, Louisville City FC came into the game sitting in second place of the USL Eastern Conference Standings; Rochester Rhinos have 43 points while Louisville City FC came into the game with 38 points from 11 wins, 3 losses, and 5 draws. The last Louisville City FC loss came at the hands of the New York Red Bulls II by a score of 2-0 at Slugger Field on June 20th. Residing in third to last in the USL Eastern Conference Standings, FC Montreal entered the game with 15 points coming off 4 wins, 12 losses, and 3 draws. However, they were also riding a win streak of their own with three straight victories.
FC Montreal opened up with a goal from Alessandro Riggi, but it didn’t stop there. In the first 21 minutes, the Canadian club scored 3 goals off 3 Louisville City FC defensive breakdowns. Alessandro Riggi scored two with another coming from Jacques Haman. Numerous threats from Rasmussen, Fondy, Dacres, and McCabe went uncapitalized and Louisville City FC failed to get on the board in the first 45 minutes. Multiple corner kicks led to multiple clearances from FC Montreal. At halftime, the chances for Louisville City FC to extend their winning streak looked very, very slim. FC Montreal led at the half 3 to 0.
Louisville City FC started out firing in the second half with early chances from Kadeem Dacres and Matt Fondy. This fire remained constant for all of the second half, but Louisville City FC just couldn’t capitalize. FC Montreal scored a late goal (Fabio Morelli) won the game by a score of 4 to 0 behind a phenomenal goalkeeper performance, snapping Louisville City FC’s 6 game winning streak. They hold on to their second place standing in the USL Eastern Conference with 38 points, as FC Montreal inches closer to Saint Louis FC with 18 points. Louisville City FC will try to bounce back on Wednesday August 12th against the Harrisburg City Islanders on the road at Skyline Sports Complex. The match is set for 7:00 P.M. Eastern time. They sit in 7th place in the USL Eastern Conference Standings with 25 points. This will be the first ever meeting between the two squads.